17 MARCH 1944
CRASH OF A BOOMERANG

NEAR BIBOOHRA, QLD

 

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Boomerang

 

RAAF Boomerang, A46-48, of 5 Squadron based at Mareeba, crash landed 12 miles north of Biboohra on 17 March 1944 when the engine cut out. The Boomerang was involved in an Army artillery direct shoot at the time of the incident. The pilot, Flying Officer William Kenneth Thompson (409351), died from his injuries four hours after the accident. He was subsequently buried at the Atherton War Cemetery.

 

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Boomerang A46-48

 

REFERENCE BOOK

"Diary of WWII - North Queensland"
Complied by Peter Nielsen

"Aircraft of the RAAF 1921- 71"
By Geoffrey Pentland & Peter Malone

 

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